25 Feb

The Manchurian President [Reader Post]

                                       

Events in the world are spinning Barack Obama around like a top. Barack Obama is ill-suited to be the President of the United States. His worldly sense is really only that of a Chicago mayor, but what Obama really should have been was the Secretary General of the UN. There he could pontificate, bluster, moralize and agonize all without meaning or intent. He could carry on the UN legacy of uselessness and failure and likely scoop up another Nobel Peace Prize for achieving nothing, to bookend his first Nobel Peace Prize for achieving nothing.

I have been to Israel five times and each visit remains a fond memory. Today I spoke with a friend from Israel. He is totally disgusted with Obama. He noted that one day Obama supported Mubarak and the next day told Mubarak to leave. I said that I was quite concerned about Israel’s safety but my friend is confident in Israel’s ability to defend itself. However, he knows as well as many of us that sooner or later someone is going to have to decapitate the nuclear monster in Iran. We all know that Barack Obama will neither come to the defense of Israel nor act on Iran. Barack Obama is a political eunuch. World events cry for leadership and Barack Obama wails about collective bargaining, all the while interfering in a state issue in which he has no business. Obama’s response to the crisis in Libya is to fire up a Motown party in White House.

When the protests for democracy arose in Iran Barack Obama dithered. He uttered some nonsense about standing with those seeking democracy

“And we stand behind those who are seeking justice in a peaceful way.”

The problem is that Barack Obama gives disingenuous a bad name. He is an execrable liar. When he could have done the most good for those seeking change in Iran, he voted present.

Amid allegations of fraud in the recent Iranian elections, Republicans are criticizing President Obama for not personally addressing violence against the protesters demonstrating on behalf of opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi.

When uprisings took place in Egypt, he voted present.

When bloodshed takes place in Libya, Obama voted present.

Energy prices are skyrocketing and Barack Obama has diminished our domestic energy supply and made us even more dependent on foreign oil. He has shut off new searches for oil in the Gulf of Mexico and has curtailed several functional rigs. The Obama administration has been ordered to resume the granting of oil drilling permits but has not done so and has even been found in contempt, not that that matters. As noted here, Barack Obama picks and choose what laws he wants to uphold and screw the rest.

Meanwhile, pretty much everyone in the world is drilling in the Gulf except for the United States and at the same time the United States is financing drilling in the Gulf by Petrobas of Brazil.

Obama submitted a budget he knows fully well will put this country on a course to oblivion.

It seems that union leaders are the shadow Presidents of the US and Obama has taken to meeting with lobbyists in secret places so we cannot know who owns Obama at the moment.

I listen to people tell me how much Obama cares and how he really wants what’s best for the US.

Not. Buying. It.

He is either a blithering idiot

or he is trying to destroy this country.

One thing is sure: his messianic hubris is killing us. If he was proven to be the Manchurian President I doubt he could visit more damage on us.

One wonders whether Obama would support a peaceful change of leadership here in the United States. I am ready for change.

Now.

About DrJohn

DrJohn has been a health care professional for more than 30 years. In addition to clinical practice he has done extensive research and has published widely with over 70 original articles and abstracts in the peer-reviewed literature. DrJohn is well known in his field and has lectured on every continent except for Antarctica. He has been married to the same wonderful lady for over 30 years and has three kids- two sons, both of whom are attorneys and one daughter on her way into the field of education. DrJohn was brought up with the concept that one can do well if one is prepared to work hard but nothing in life is guaranteed. Except for liberals being foolish.
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78 Responses to The Manchurian President [Reader Post]

  1. joetote says: 1

    If one considers that the CIC (Clown In Chief) in fact wants to destroy the economy and the country as we know it and replace it with his leftist vision, one cannot be the least bit surprised at any of his actions.The wackos on the left would much rather destroy us than to develop our own resources.

    “President Obama‘s top economic adviser said Thursday the White House is monitoring the spike in oil prices as a result of uprisings in Libya, but said that recent fluctuations aren’t likely to derail the U.S. economic recovery.”

    Now can someone please tell me how runaway oil prices that are basically due to the ineptness of the CIC (Clown In Chief) will not or cannot effect the current economy? Good Grief! They actually expect us to believe these lies!!!!!
    As to the current administration and it’s stand on oil production here (my apologies if I’m a touch uncivil in my ranting today), I’m not sure why anyone should be surprised ad this clown’s stance as to the oil situation. consider the fact that it took our boy 8 days to get his head far enough out of his behind to even comment on the Libya situation. 8 days! In the meantime gas prices are flying through the roof! Yet, his so called administration has the gall to believe we the electorate are really dumb enough to accept their claims that inflation is not happening!

    During his campaign, Obama was quite comfortable lecturing the electorate on the fact that he felt it was ok if gas prices when up to $5 a gallon or more. didn’t matter to our wanna be dictator! Now as the Mid-East goes up in flames and he openly shows his disdain for Israel, he steadfastly refuses as you note to allow us to tap our own vast natural resources.

    His ideology dictates we as a country must be destroyed and become beholden to the third world garbage that is now and has been calling the shots in the U.N. for years.

    Our president is nothing more than a follower of a failed Marxist/Socialist system and on top of that every move he makes is also apparently aimed at supporting every radical Muslim order out there. As such, I see something much deeper going on here as to oil, although as always, it’s just my view.

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  2. billypaintbrush says: 2

    I worry for the clusterf**kage that will be left in his wake. As bad as it is, it will be so much worse when he leaves.

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  3. Black Sabbath says: 3

    Who says Obama isn’t a leader?
    He’s leading his corporate millionaire Democrat buddies to another party! This Monday at the White House, financed by the American taxpayer, it’s Gladys Knight and the Pips!
    Hooray for good times! Economy, wars, Middle East crisis be damned! Pass the wine!

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  4. batman says: 4

    Had only one thing to do after the long day at work. Last day of the month is payday. I still need to buy the chow-chow her food-food. Wife’s trying to start a new business. Now babysitting for the 5 grand-abies. We don’t have food in the house, either. I was originally going to write about impeachment. Then, I thought about the promotion of the vice-cretin. And, thoughts shifted about how I should have been wiser to have invested in the precious metals. Not, gold silver and platinum, but the other ones: Brass, lead and cold, blue, steel. Considered again what I saw on the drive home, passing my gas station at the Meijer. When I passed by this morning, still had a 1/4 tank. Saw that price went up $0.30 in 10 hours, 3/4 dollar in 24 hours. 1/8th of a tank now. Knowing the price of food, and energy are inextricably linked, maybe should buy TWO BIG bags of dog food; Knowing that the traitor in chief earlier promised that his policies on energy would do to energy prices is now coming to fruition; Then, thought about that sock-puppet of a vice-president; And also: How the U.S. senate still writhing with the same cretins that have escaped from Wisconsin and Indiana to safe-harbor, further fouling here, what was once this great land of Lincoln. Myself, I can only shudder to imagine how this is all going to go. It’s just too depressing and makes my brain hurt.

    Then, I’ve decided that there’s is only one hand that can fix all of this. Whether we like it or not, by His grace, go I, go us all. Our forefathers were aware of, and acknowledged Divine providence.

    But, I will now punch “Post, ” then, say another prayer; And, continue to trust in Him. To maintain my own, and restore others’ faith. To know that He has not left the building, and will victoriously lead us through these evil times. May God bless us all.

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  5. Nan G says: 5

    @batman:
    batman. am sure you are doing everything you can to keep costs down.
    We thought we were, then our electric rates rose over $30/month for no extra watts.
    We took action.
    We live on the beach and there is always a breeze coming in.
    In winter it was difficult to keep the cold out.
    So, we created ”shogi screens” in place of our light panels.
    Our shogi screens are two light panels sown together and filled with 1/2” styrofoam-like sheets.
    We can slide these screens completely out from in front of the windows, or totally cover them, depending.
    (We also simply attached these same foam panels to the bedroom ceiling.)
    Our first bill after that was $20 less!
    At that level of saving the panels pay for themselves in less than 1 year.
    IF they help us not need the air conditioning in summer as much, even faster.

    I will be praying for you and yours, sir.

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  6. Tom says: 6

    He is either a blithering idiot

    or he is trying to destroy this country.

    And you haven’t made your mind up yet? Take a side, man. Or better yet, take one side in your post today and the other in your post tomorrow. No one cares; you’re apparently allowed to believe two mutually exclusive concepts where Obama is concerned. He’s the village idiot who’s enough of an evil genius to willfully destroy the greatest nation in the history of the world in four years (two with a Republican House). And he wants to do this because… well, I guess because he doesn’t want to be reelected? It’s a compelling narrative – not paranoid delusional at all. And the chap cheekily does it while still maintaining many policies in a manner almost indistinguishable from his predecessor. But of course you know all about that, right? crickets

    I would like to see more posts of this kind on FA. Five a day aren’t enough to sate my Obamanimus. I like to obsess over people I routinely dismiss as inferior to me. Let’s get the Obama posts ratio over 95%.
    Weird story: someone once told me, at great personal risk, that Conservatism existed before there was an Obama to define itself against. I wanted to hear more, but I never saw that brave man again.

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  7. FAITH7 says: 7

    I never in my life thought I would be so scared for our country, our freedoms, our liberties. The slow destruction of our economic system… I am always scared at what is going to happen next … how much weaker we appear to the rest of the world… Americans are not used to that.

    I am still not understanding exactly ‘what’ people saw in Obama…He has turned out to be ‘just another politician’ saying what he thought people wanted to hear just to get elected…

    People do say Obama want the ‘best’ for the country??? Sorry, he is just another panderer…the Pandering has got to stop…Unions, Lobbyist and Groups who are doing harm to our country need to be reckoned with … The Tea Party like em’ or not has been, and continues to be a POWERFUL FORCE in getting Washington back to the basics of what our Country is all about, what the Congress is suppose to do FOR the people AND what it cannot do TO the people…

    I seriously wonder how Obama would have reacted had he been President when the WTC was hit????

    I know the reaction would not be the strength Bush showed to the world. Bush would not pander to ‘not upset’ people . He didn’t care who got upset… And the same people are still out there and still plotting their next attack… Americans do not understand we have enemies and playing nice isn’t the answer…

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  8. MM says: 8

    Say Tom, you want someone to take a side? How’s this? Obama is a malignant narcissist who has been taught from an early age to despise this country. He has leveraged white guilt and ignorant pREgressives to leapfrog from community organizing to the Illinois legislature to the presidency. His goal of “fundamentally transforming” America into a socialist nightmare is his one aim.

    He ignores the rule of law. He has declared what is and what isn’t Constitutional. He ignores the will of the people with his unconstitutional health care “reform” He disregards direct judgments from Federal courts.

    This presidency is the single greatest internal threat to our Union since the Civil War. And it’s not far behind Nazism and the USSR because of the zombie like state pREgressives in the media and our education system have lulled too much of our population into complacency.

    When a paltry 20-30% of our country, certifiable and cancerous pREgressives, want to dictate how I will live my life, keep in mind Tom, this ain’t Europe. We’ve got the deer rifles bud.

    Is that plain enough for you bub?

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  9. MM says: 9

    Say Tom, you want someone to take a side? How’s this? Obama is a malignant narcissist who has been taught from an early age to despise this country. He has leveraged white guilt and ignorant pREgressives to leapfrog from community organizing to the Illinois legislature to the presidency. His goal of “fundamentally transforming” America into a socialist nightmare is his one aim.

    He ignores the rule of law. He has declared what is and what isn’t Constitutional. He ignores the will of the people with his unconstitutional health care “reform” He disregards direct judgments from Federal courts.

    This presidency is the single greatest internal threat to our Union since the Civil War. And it’s not far behind Nazism and the USSR because of the zombie like state pREgressives in the media and our education system have lulled too much of our population into complacency.

    When a paltry 20-30% of our country, certifiable and cancerous pREgressives, want to dictate how I will live my life, keep in mind Tom, this ain’t Europe. We’ve got the deer rifles bud.

    Is that plain enough for you?

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  10. batman says: 10

    @NanG: Thanks for your kind words.
    @Everybody, I apologize for the above rant. This forum is very analytical and intelligent, offering a stimulating wide spectrum of experiences from many walks of life. This week was just overwhelming, and I pitifully spewed.

    Dr. Johns post is excellent. A different style, titling the post with the (correct) conclusion, packed full of evidence and examples of the calculating, wantonly destructive positions that this evil man has taken. The post has this different format, with the rather diplomatic either/or thesis statement placed after the supporting evidence. That post was a lot of work. Perhaps, Dr. John just may have just gotten worn thin by the time he reached the end of the post. That’s how the devil works, he wears you down. The correct conclusion: Indeed, a Manchurian candidate, trying to destroy this country. Not just a blithering idiot. He knows exactly what he’s doing. And No: President Osama would NOT support a peaceful change of leadership here in the United States. Like Eichmandinejead in Iran, who views himself as the last Imam, I suspect that Hussein views himself as the last president.

    Osama’s mentors: Saul Alinsky, Frank Marshall Davis, Jeremiah Wright. (The same Jeremiah Wright, Mr. Communist Liberation Theology, who visited Col. Khadafi (or however you spell that stupid ass name). BOs Friends: George Soros, (communist narcissist) Bill Ayers, (another communist narcissist) etc. Birds of a feather, flock together. B.O. has followed the script written by Cloward and Piven, to the letter. Collapse the economy, overwhelm the treasury with endless government obligations and entitlements for his supporters, the continued dilution of our currency) He has not once deviated from the “Rules for Radicals.” Karl Marx would be so proud of his students, that for 6 decades, metastasized unchecked, in the Democrat party: The unions, especially teachers unions, the school boards. (McCarthy was right all along; Reagan almost eliminated the Department of Education, but that necessary plank was quickly resuscitated in later regimes ) BO, “The One”, the star, moved faster with “fundamentally transforming” our country than Hugo Chavez did with Venezuela. First the seizing of banks and the insurance companies, then the only strong manufacturing: 2/3 of the country’s automotive industry. As pointed out above, he’ll stand firm on opposing U.S. production of real energy sources like oil and coal. A very important plank in his platform, and will continue to demonize those industries. Unchecked, when oil gets into the $150-$200/bbl range, he’ll likely try to seize the agricultural and food producers as the price of those products are directly related to energy costs , and ultimately nationalize the petroleum industry. I’m not sure about the order….When people get hungry, things can turn very quickly.

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  11. batman says: 11

    Nuts, I missed closing a b tag. And, it looks like yet another rant. This week, has just not been my week. Sorry everybody..I’m going to go back to writing less, and reading more. :-)

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  12. Smorgasbord says: 12

    Web blog comments

    Obama’s winning the Nobel Peace Prize is more amazing than he gets credit for. He was president for only 11-12 days when he got it. That was the deadline for getting nominations in.

    He is either a blithering idiot or he is trying to destroy this country.

    Trying to destroy the country.

    I am ready for a change. Now.

    You reminded me of a Tea Party protest sign I saw that said, “Change it back.” It was lousy before King Obama. Let’s go back to lousy. Lousy we can fix. What Obama is doing might not be able to be fixed without a lot more bloodshed.

    A friend of mine came up with an idea that is making him a lot of money. He makes land mines that look like prayer cloths. He says business is booming, and that prophets are going through the rook. I think I will invest in his company.

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  13. cali says: 13

    It almost comes across as ‘mentally incapacitated’.

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  14. anticsrocks says: 14

    With the GOP gaining the House, Obama veers even more to the left.

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  15. anticsrocks says: 15

    The edit function is still not working.

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  16. John Cooper says: 16

    After due consideration, I’m going with both “He’s incompetent”, and “He’s trying to destroy the Country”. His goal is to destroy the Country; His methods are incompetent. IOW, he’s employing the Cloward-Piven theory in an incompetent manner to try and destroy America. See, creating chaos is easy; You don’t have to be competent to create chaos and, in fact, it helps if you’re not.

    But the one thing Obama didn’t count on was the resilience and innovation of the American people. As he busily rips the American culture apart, we’ll find ways to build it back up again faster than he can tear it down. I predict that America will not only survive the Obama mal-adminstration , but we’ll come out of this long nightmare even stronger than before.

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  17. tarpon says: 17

    Obama wants to destroy the economy … That way in his warped anti-imperialist mind America will not be able to be a force for good in the world. There is evil afoot, all you need do is look at his actions in Egypt and Libya to confirm.

    It’s his warped mind world view.

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  18. I don’t think he’s a Manchurian President, because by definition at least such a person would have some level of competence. Plus, such a President would be more like Clinton, deftly gravitating to the center whenever necessary, and only veering to the left whenever practical. No, Obama is just an empty suit, a liberal idealist and ideologue incapable of critical appraisal when it becomes obvious to anybody else that his policies not only aren’t working, but can’t hope to work.

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  19. Randy says: 19

    I have two sons. One is 23 and one 31. I am proud of both of these young men. The oldest with his wife are participating in many of the non-profit companies in the El Paso County area. He coaches young men in basket ball and life. My youngest just returned from a year in Afghanistan with the Army. I have raised these young men to work hard and be proud of their accomplishments. I encouraged them to understand The importance of participation in our country by understanding the issues and voting for the best person or solution. Both of my sons are selfless when dealing with those less fortunate. They get angry when someone takes advantage of their good nature and mistakes their soft spoken words for weakness.
    I could have retired 2 years ago with a modest income. I have met my educational goals last year. There are things on my bucket list I have not done, but many do not seem as important now as they did in the past. I work now to fund my sons’ Roth IRA because I see them and their children unable to achieve what I have in life. This is not because they are incompetent, but because their opportunities have become limited due to the actions of this administration.
    My sons are ignorant of how the current administration’s policies are changing the country and their futures. (Most of the country have similar thoughts.) They have not seen how changes that have been made in the past 2 years affect a people and their country. They do not have anything in which to compare current situations.
    We have regular discussions when we are all in town. Before the last election, they considered Obama and his vision as being viable. We each made a case for and against. My main argument was the lack of experience and his association with people who want our country to fail. Theirs was that they wanted to end racism and they felt a black president could support that effort. In the end, they too became as concerned as I with the associations of Obama. They felt they couldn’t trust him. We were all right.
    My sons grew up alone while I spent more than 3 years in Iraq. They chose to look after each other. Two young men, who once trusted their government to do the right thing, now do not trust their government or their president. They see their cost of living going up because of energy costs. Food prices are going up.
    In the beginning, we thought that the president was inexperienced and would eventually understand what the right thing to do for the country. Lately, we are beginning to believe that lack of experience cannot account for the direction the president and his administration is moving this country. We are not alone. We all fear for the future!
    Good post Dr John!

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  20. Skookum says: 20

    DrJ, well done! Well done, indeed!

    This article precipitated excellent commentary from our readers; consider that, as a compliment to your effort.

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  21. Tallgrass says: 21

    Glasnost . . . in reverse . . . from the opposite direction. Never in my life did I expect to see the fall of the Berlin Wall, yet it happened. Now the Us or is it the US of A.

    We have in cryptogram from Manchurian . . . Anhur Manic . . . Anhur the Egyptian God of War . . . with the word Manic as in Manic Depressive. Our POTUS is insane.

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  22. DrJohn says: 22

    @Tom: It’s not so easy, Tom. On the one hand it seems counter intuitive for a man to wreck the future of his own children but that is what is happening- unless he plans for them to live elsewhere.

    Obama adheres to his agenda tenaciously at great cost to this nation. He is killing us with energy costs and it’s likely to push us into another recession if not worse. He gives no indication of either knowing or giving a damn about the pain his desires are inflicting on the addle-brained people who elected him.

    For him it’s

    “Party on, Wayne!”
    “Party on, Barack!”

    And Rome burns.

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  23. DrJohn says: 23

    @Skookum: From you that is a considerable compliment. Thank you.

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  24. DrJohn says: 24

    @batman: I think you are correct. Obama’s history cannot be ignored and one cannot imagine a person being steeped in such a fetid swamp for so long and not have it stick to him.

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  25. DKK says: 25

    Doesn’t George Soros own a large percentage of Petrobas?

    And Smorgasbord- you said:
    A friend of mine came up with an idea that is making him a lot of money. He makes land mines that look like prayer cloths. He says business is booming, and that prophets are going through the rook. I think I will invest in his company.
    If this is remotely true, PLEASE point me in that direction. I will invest too.

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  27. johngalt says: 27

    I vote for “trying to destroy the country”. Sure, he acts like a “blithering idiot” on occasion, but even then the actions his WH takes on issues prove to be the worst possible actions one could take given the circumstances. Even a “blithering idiot” would make the correct choices every now and then.

    -When healthcare costs are rising for everyone, what does he do? Backs legislation that ensures everyone’s healthcare not only rises in cost, but also lessens the coverage many people enjoyed before. And all that while the economy is depressing and people’s own personal finances are stretched thin already.
    -When told by the “One” to tighten our belts, what does he do? Spends the nation’s money on “date nights”, on music parties, golf outings and taxpayer funded “vacations” for his family. Even a “blithering idiot” feels some compassion towards others and would curtail the excesses Obama has engaged in.
    -When the country is in an energy “crunch”, what does he do? Uses an ecological “disaster” to illegally stop all drilling by US companies, even to the tune of disobeying court orders. Granted, the first action above might be undertaken by a “blithering idiot”, but even then the “blithering idiot” is likely to obey the courts.
    -A “blithering idiot” would not have been able to come up with the idea of “jobs created or saved“, although they might be in agreement with Obama’s outlandish assertion that the Stimulus reached it’s goal on that front.

    I have tried and tried to think up something I agree with as being a ‘good idea’ that his admin has done, or is doing, and I come up zeroes. A “blithering idiot” would have at least done something conservatives could agree with, kinda like the blind squirrel finding a nut every now and then. My vote, based on the above, is that he is intentionally on a path for the destruction of our country as we’ve known it.

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  28. L. E. Liesner says: 28

    What scares the hell out of me is hearing Republicans saying he’s going to be hard to beat in 2012 so they are planning to do a hard run in 2016. Republicans admitting defeat before the battle even starts sounds like they are happy with him. This country is is going to have a hard time surviving with him at the helm for two more years , much less six . The only thing this guy has is arrogance, look at those pictures of him looking down his nose. If that don’t remind you of Mussolini, I’ll eat your hat. He masks his incompetence with that arrogance and doesn’t care if you like it or not. Remember he crowed “I won”.

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  29. Old Trooper2 says: 29

    From American Thinker…

    The Doomed President
    http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/02/the_doomed_president.html

    So why is Obama certain to lose, even against very ordinary Republican nominees? Food, fuel and clothing are rising in price at dramatic rates. Food, especially, is critical. Every shopping cart in every grocery is pushed by an American who finds prices for ordinary things, like bread, milk, and cereal jumping higher and higher. At the checkout counter, the total keeps rising higher and higher. In the last six months, food prices have risen by over 27%. The size of the beef herds in America is at a fifty year low and the impact upon consumers will, inevitably, be sharp. Obama and his Kobe beef-eating friends, invariably rich, do not feel the pinch. All the rest of us do. Government could do a lot to lower food prices, from ending the Ethanol scam to overriding environmentalists who are turning some of the richest farmland on earth in California into a dust bowl.

    The flamboyant traveling of Obama and his wife will also be a counterpoint to the struggling of ordinary people. Once, many Americans indulgently absorbed his costly trips to fancy places as the giddy toys of a newly elected leader who grew up in uncertain conditions. Now each trip will remind Americans that he is feasted while they furtively seek the best prices for basic commodities at discount groceries — knowing that Obama himself is not pushing a shopping cart anywhere or paying any checkout clerk.

    Barack Obama will be a one-term president, a failure along the lines of Jimmy Carter, and for the same general reason. Carter went on television, donned his Cardigan sweater and urged us to lower our expectations for the future: if you are cold, wear warmer clothes in the house; if you need to drive, get a smaller car. We all knew, of course, that Jimmy Carter turned the thermostat up as high as he wanted and that the limousines, which chauffeured him around, were spacious and elegant. These sorts of politicians have much more important things to think about than their constituents and the needs of our daily lives, and they show it.

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  30. He could carry on the UN legacy of uselessness and failure – The Manchurian President – http://tinyurl.com/4lbpyqc

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  31. batman says: 31

    @Randy: You are an awesome father. You have sown good seed, and cultivated well. Your sons are like you. I salute you, and your family, sir!

    @Dr. John: Excellent post. We are all products of our environment. Good comes from good. Trouble, from trouble. The fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree. I can’t even begin to imagine how fetid the swamp. Five decades ago, this story began with a woman named Stanley. The author of life, the Great Grounds Keeper has not forsaken his orchard. Branches will be pruned, and weeds will be pulled. Perhaps not on our time. But, the job will be done.

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  32. DrJohn says: 32

    @DKK: I think he used to own a lot of Petrobas. If I remember correctly he bought a load of shares just before it was announced that the US was going to grant Petrobas a huge loan and now has sold it off.

    Just lucky timing, I guess. ;-)

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  33. joetote says: 33

    My apologies in advance for the length of this reply. LOL!

    @Dr. John,
    Great post. In the past, I have often referred to the fact that this President reminded me of the brain washed characters in the original Manchurian Candidate move.
    I have tried to point out more than once the fact that we are headed for a hard left Socialist dictatorship. This president has not only misled the nation as to his intentions, but has surrounded himself with people who openly hate and despise our American way of life and ideals. They openly profess their admiration for the hard core Marxist way of life.
    I want it made extremely clear I am, to say the least disgusted with both our Comrade in Chief and the hard left bias of the Democrats and so called “Progressive Republicans” And yes, I openly refer to the President as a hard Core Commie Socialist and Racist. I say it and I believe it to the bottom of my heart. I and others have been taken to task for not only the above, but for also backing up our statements with facts, in most cases using their own words to show one what we are trying to refer to.

    In my view, our president does in fact endorse and back Socialists, Communists and every other fringe leftist group bent on destroying our country and her ideals! What you see on display is the Democratic Party at its worse (I guess I should say at its best if you listen to the cry baby propaganda machine). Pat Caddell , whom I’ve referred to in more than once in the past among others has been pointing out for some time now that the Democratic party they knew had been hijacked! Wrong! The Democratic party for all intents and purposes is now dead! In its place now stands the National Democratic Socialist Party! I cannot even remotely express my contempt for people who are so blind to the threat facing our country.

    Our country is being destroyed from within! When Kruschev banged his shoe on the table all those years ago, he stated that exact intent. And it’s happening as we speak. Do we as a nation have the love of country to fight this? Or is the President correct and we instead settle for being like the rest of the third world failed countries? Class warfare, Racial Hate and Socialist practices all being espoused by the President and his hard left advisers and Congress. Are we to late to stop this? The world is looking for our leadership. We are not followers!

    The lies keep coming and our future generations will suffer. As if that isn’t bad enough, we have the fact that this country is now following the Socialist model that this treasonous President and Congress have chosen for it. The debt owed by our children and grandchildren is staggering! The income redistribution espoused by this President and his Marxist cronies is not only destroying our country as we know it, it is taking away any hope for our children’s and grandchildren’s future.

    I for one do not want my children to live under the Marxist dictatorship that is headed our way. I do not say this lightly! History is supposed to teach us yet this country led by this Socialist President and Congress is in the process of yanking our children’s future out from under them. Our education system is in shambles as is evidenced by a study that came out just the other day that 23% or something like that (forgot the exact figure, but it was high) of people enlisting in the armed services cannot pass the simple basic knowledge testing! This is what we’ve done for our children. Basically we have a government that wants the people to be nothing more than servile. Hell, our Leftist leaders do their damndest to make sure the basic ideals this country was founded on are not taught anymore! they revise history as every Marxist regime has done in the past and force feed it to our kids!

    Our children do not deserve this! For the first time in my life, I do not see us being able to leave our children a better country! I look at my grandchildren and wonder. What could I have done better? What can we as a people do to save our country for our children? This might be the most important question of them all. Our children are indeed our future. If we choose to keep going down the path we are now pursuing, I fear their future will be one of Marxist enslavement. I fear for our children as we all should! We need to take our country back now, for their sake if not for ours.

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  34. another vet says: 34

    Whoever gets the Republican nomination in 2012 just needs to hammer home the question:

    “Are you better off now than what you were 4 years ago?”

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  35. Nan G says: 35

    @John Cooper:

    As to your:

    After due consideration, I’m going with both “He’s incompetent”, and “He’s trying to destroy the Country”. His goal is to destroy the Country; His methods are incompetent. IOW, he’s employing the Cloward-Piven theory in an incompetent manner to try and destroy America. See, creating chaos is easy; You don’t have to be competent to create chaos and, in fact, it helps if you’re not.

    I concur.
    This is not a strict ”either/or.”
    People who try to insist it is are making a mistake.
    I saw this from Obama/the AP the other day:
    OBAMA:

    I think people should be careful about being too loose in terms of talking about a government shutdown, because this has — this is not an abstraction. People don’t get their Social Security checks. They don’t get their veterans payments. Basic functions shut down.

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/02/15/press-conference-president

    Not True and AP says so….but without making Obama look bad:

    AP:

    Social Security checks would still go out. Troops would remain at their posts. Furloughed federal workers probably would get paid, though not until later. And virtually every essential government agency, like the FBI, the Border Patrol and the Coast Guard, would remain open.

    That’s the little-known truth about a government shutdown. The government doesn’t shut down.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110225/ap_on_re_us/us_what_shutdown

    See?
    Obama can be BOTH.
    In fact, as you pointed out, John C., it even seems to help him to be both.

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  36. Mikey says: 36

    @MM:
    Excellent post and most well stated. You wrote the words to the thoughts in my head. Thanks you.

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  37. Bernie McMatin says: 37

    What you thought you said: “Blah-blah-blah-blah.”

    What we heard: “I don’t care what Obama does. Anything he does will be wrong. He is the wrong colour.

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  39. Old Trooper2 says: 38

    @Bernie McMatin,
    *OK, Bernie what color would that be?
    *What is Your favorite color?
    *Do You have a point to make here?

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  40. joetote says: 39

    Apologies again for the length of what’s coming up, but unfortunately Bernie threw me into a bit of a snit and I have to reply.

    @Bernie McMatin,

    Here we go. Another lefty whom when confronted with open civil factual discourse he resorts to throwing out the race card! Dr. John wrote a factual essay laying out his premise, yet as always, we get the typical “charge racism and hope it sticks” B.S”. Why? That’s an easy one. As history has taught us, radicals engage in hate rather than civility. The fact that this president, by his own words and action being used against him is in effect indefensible, the left has nothing left but race charges or lies. The facts speak for themselves as to this bozo’s disdain for our bedrock principles and for that matter the electorate in general. Yet, this being a free society (at least for the time being) we have to endure idiotic ramblings from clueless folks who are so blinded by ideology they close their eyes to everything else!

    Here are just some of my feelings as to the moronic charge of racism by Bernie:

    I am a Racist and a HATE MONGOR. It must be true! After all, the NAACP says so. Jesse and Al have said so. Democratic morons have said so. Hell, someone here in my workplace says so. I’m racist because I have a copy of Glen Beck’s “Common Sense” on my desk. It must be true. After all, a person that works with me says he feels that is a form of hate speech for me to have that book anywhere in his presence. He actually goes on to say that books like that should be taken out of circulation and burned so as not to spread the hate. No kidding, this really happened! Of course, those of you out there who know me at all can imagine my “Blow it out your you know what!” reaction to this.

    So, I got to thinking. The Main Stream Media, Obama and his “Goebbels faction” (that’s propagandists for those of you who will want to slam me for the comparison), the NAACP and the other usual suspects claim I,Tea Partiers and basically decent Americans are RACIST. As such, I thought I’d put forward my beliefs for all to see. You know. The really racist hate stuff I and others spew every day.

    So, where to begin? How’s this for a start? The only thing I owe anyone in this country is the equal right to succeed. I owe them respect as an equal in my eyes. I owe them the right to speak their minds whether I like it or not. I do not have the right to censure them. I do not have the right to force anyone to think as I do. While I feel all Americans should help those who cannot help themselves. I do not owe a damn thing to the millions of people who refuse to get off their fat asses and help themselves! And I sure as hell don’t owe anybody anything for past sins or actions. OOPS! Racist thoughts according to the current fad!

    I am opposed to the Socialist takeover of our government by the Bozo in the White House. I stand for the ideals put forward by our founding fathers! I am against the takeover of corporations by the government. I am against the government bankrupting my children and grandchildren. I am against quotas. I am for people earning their way on merit and effort! I am against the vision of this president to transform this country into what I feel is a Socialist third world country. I oppose the very essence of what this administration and it’s lackeys in Congress stand for. OOPS! Racist! According to “those in the know”, if I stand opposed to the President’s policies, it’s because he’s black. Heaven forbid that maybe I feel his policies are tantamount to garbage rather than his skin color. Must be true though. After all, Jesse and Al say so as do our friends in the MSM.

    I am for Capitalism in it’s truest sense. I am against the confiscation of hard earned wealth. I do not believe in any way shape or form I owe anyone my earnings just so they can be equal. I’m not rich, but I have worked and slaved to reach the top of my chosen field. As such, I don’t need to be told I owe those who want a hand out anything. Again, I owe them the right to try to succeed and if on merit and effort they can beat me out of a job or whatever, so be it. Then it lays on my shoulders for lack of effort. OOPS! Racist! Listening to the crybabies out there, there are too many roadblocks in their way. Let me tell you right now. The main roadblock out there for anyone right now is the asinine assumption that they are owed! Guess what folks! Life isn’t like that. Get off your asses and earn it! OOPS Racist!

    And last but not least, illegal immigration. What is it that people cannot understand here? Arizona wants to in effect enforce federal law that the Federal Government refuse to enforce. OOPS! Racist! We want the borders enforced. We do not want amnesty for “ILLEGALS”! They broke the law. While we are a country of immigrants, the Government refuses to even use the word illegal. Why? OOPS! Can’t ask that! Racist! We won’t use the words Muslim Terrorists. Why? OOPS! Can’t ask that! Racist! The President and those in Congress who are all hell bent to get these people on the fast track to Citizenship all claim Racism if anyone questions their blatant political motives and as such in my view are subverting the law. OOPS! Racist thought there!

    The fact that in this day and age the left has to openly play the race card is easily one of the most Anti-American things I have ever seen, right down to the Justice Department (as an example) and their inane idea of dropping the suit against the New Black Panther Party! If the testimony is true and prosecutors have been told to not to go forward in cases of Black against White, then in the end, we definitely know who the real racists are! It’s not me. It’s not the millions of people in the Tea Party movement! It is the very people doing the accusing! Jesse, Al, the NAACP, Obama and all others who not only fling it out there but also refuse to refute obvious lies and distortions! They are indeed the true racists in this country! In turn, that makes them our country’s worst enemies! They are destroying the very fabric of our society from within. The Racism claim is just another means to a way for achieving what they really want, the descent of America into third world Socialist status. Following, but never leading.

    As I said above in comment #33:” I cannot even remotely express my contempt for people who are so blind to the threat facing our country.” This President and his followers are a threat to this country! Yet all they have to say in their defense is to accuse us of Racism or worse!

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  41. DrJohn says: 40

    @Bernie McMatin: Pithy, Bernie. Solid argument. Well researched and presented.

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  42. DrJohn says: 41

    Linked by Doug Ross

    Thanks, Doug!

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  43. Randy says: 42

    @Bernie McMatin: Good post Bernie (LOL). You jumped right in and contributed nothing. You have no idea what the attitudes of the people here are towards race. If you read enough, you will surely understand how they feel about incompetency! Race makes no difference, only competency.

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  44. Old Trooper2 says: 43

    Bolton: “I don’t understand Obama’s foreign policy. Actually I do. He doesn’t have one.”

    http://cubachi.com/2011/02/26/bolton-i-dont-understand-obamas-foreign-policy-actually-i-do-he-doesnt-have-one/

    Former UN Ambassador John Bolton calls out the Obama administration for their lack of focus and clarity when it comes to foreign policy and their egregious incompetence when it comes to the Middle East.

    They wobbled on Egypt and Libya, they still don’t have a military contingent around the area to help American citizens and interests in the area if need be, ships were delayed in taking our citizens out of these countries, and the public responses left people scratching their heads.

    As Bolton explains, the administration is so afraid of offending people.

    If you’re pressed for time, the second video is where Bolton lays it out on what the policy is for this administration when it comes to foreign strife: nothing.

    Go there for the Video Clips regardless of Your Favorite Colour.

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  45. Tallgrass says: 44

    Just in case you color mongers need to know . . . Obama is actually a “high yellow” . . . he is NOT Black!!! LOL

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_yellow

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  46. Tom says: 45

    @Randy,

    I agree that most of the people here aren’t racists. But, as I implied in post 6, the Obama obsession and Obama vitriol on the site goes WAY beyond mere charges of incompetence. Obama’s “trying to destroy the country”. He’s “a malignant narcissist who has been taught from an early age to despise this country”; .His presidency “is the single greatest internal threat to our Union since the Civil War”; “Obama wants to destroy the economy”; he does does in fact endorse and back Socialists, Communists and every other fringe leftist group bent on destroying our country and her ideals!”

    This is reasoned debate on this competency? And this is just random comments from this one thread. There are many posts like this on this site, with many similar comments.

    If it was, as you contend, just reasoned arguments on Obama’s performance, I think reasonable people could debate that and each side could assume the others motives were pure and vision clear. To have a real debate, you need at least that, no? As to motives, I believe everyone has the same goal (what’s best for the country) but I have a hard time reading this site and concluding that peoples’ vision of this man is clear. Why? Because people outright hate the man. Not abstract hate – pathological, personal hatred.
    It’s kind of scary to witness at first, so give Bernie a pass. Since there’s absolutely zero factual proof that Obama is “trying to destroy the country” and the very assertion appears paranoid and, frankly, cartoonish (what is his motive again?), people who don’t share it are going to wonder why some people here feel that way so strongly. So what is the reason? Maybe Bernie jumps to that conclusion. At the very least, can’t you see why he might wonder what’s going on here and what this stems from?

    And before the lecture on how pure everyone’s motives are here and what a classy band of gents we all are, would you care to give me your interpretation of this comment?

    We are all products of our environment. Good comes from good. Trouble, from trouble. The fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree. I can’t even begin to imagine how fetid the swamp. Five decades ago, this story began with a woman named Stanley. The author of life, the Great Grounds Keeper has not forsaken his orchard. Branches will be pruned, and weeds will be pulled. Perhaps not on our time. But, the job will be done.

    Is that an implied death threat I’m reading? And attacking the man’s dead mother? Comparing her womb to “a fetid” swamp? And you wonder why Bernie jumped to a conclusion? Your outrage seems very selective, Randy. Unless I’m misreading you, and you’re actually one of the three who checked “Like’ , but that would surprise me. Still, it’s pretty sad not one Conservative here EVER calls out that type of trash. I guess you must consider it related to job competence.

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  47. drjohn says: 46

    He’s “a malignant narcissist who has been taught from an early age to despise this country”

    This is inarguable.

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  48. drjohn says: 47
    We are all products of our environment. Good comes from good. Trouble, from trouble. The fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree. I can’t even begin to imagine how fetid the swamp. Five decades ago, this story began with a woman named Stanley. The author of life, the Great Grounds Keeper has not forsaken his orchard. Branches will be pruned, and weeds will be pulled. Perhaps not on our time. But, the job will be done.

    Is that an implied death threat I’m reading?

    I think someone is looking to the…(cover your ears, Barry)…..creator. Now we know that that word singes the tongue of Barack Obama and that is why he avoids it like a vampire avoids the sunlight.

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  49. Tom says: 48

    @drjohn:

    It’s so refreshingly Christian to bring someone’s mother into the debate.

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  50. anticsrocks says: 49

    @Tom: You said:

    Why? Because people outright hate the man. Not abstract hate – pathological, personal hatred.
    It’s kind of scary to witness at first, so give Bernie a pass.

    So you are okay with the fact that Bernie’s position is that anyone who opposes Obama is a racist?

    Why should we give him a pass when he calls us racists?

    As for Obama, well you tell me why he said, “Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket,” from an Obama interview with the San Francisco Chronicle editorial board in 2008. – Source

    Why would he wish to inflict upon the American people more hardship by skyrocketing their electricity rates?

    What about his healthcare plan? Has it lowered insurance premiums by $2,500 like he promised? Nope. – Source

    I mean come on, Tom tell me one thing Obama has done that has improved this country.

    Are more people employed or unemployed now than in 2008?

    Are gas prices higher or lower now than in 2008?

    Are we doing more or less to explore and utilize domestic energy now than in 2008?

    Which terrorists have stopped and changed their mind about attacking us now, since Obama took office in 2008?

    You are telling me that you can’t see why Americans think Obama hates the United States?

    Like I asked – give us ONE example of how Obama has made America better.

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